Long Beach Puerto Plata is considered the best malecon (ocean drive) stretch of San Felipe, the main district of this North province. The variety of restaurants that line up this beach begin at Cosita Rica, the stretch between Camacho and Long Beach. This is where we find the top malecon restaurants such as Carihuela, Swank, and of course, Cosita Rica restaurant itself.
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Long Beach Puerto Plata Bars & Restaurants
The beginning of the malecon at the corners of Gregorio Luperon and Hermanas Mirabal has the Rouge Hyperpub and Raffy Bar, great for drinks and food right on the start of the beach. This spot is often crowded on the weekends, with many locals parking their cars and playing music on the sidewalk.
Martha`s is next, then expat hangout the Tropical Bar Belgian is the next stop when moving deeper into the malecon. Chez Ada is the next one up ahead, followed by Meka. At the heart of the Puerto Plata long beach Kiteboarding spot is El Chiringuito, offering a terrace with thatched roofed tables and good views of the beach.
On this spot, Long Beach Puerto Plata gives way to Cosita Rica Beach, where we find the bar restaurant of the same name, flanked by Swank VIP and Carihuela. These are the biggest restaurants, with more complex menu and fine drinks. The Taino Bay cruise ship passengers are taken to this area where they set up beach beds and lots of loungers.
Moving West we keep going to find Barcos Casetta #9, and further down Eleven POP, a very nice beach restaurant we love to go to. It has a great setting, good menu and excellent drinks. Going down the street on the other side we also find Jamvis pizzeria, Italian restaurant Casa Mia, Tam Tam, Aguaceros and Vista Al Mar (seafood). From this point you can see the cruise ships departing the port.
How To Get There:
Finding Long Beach Puerto Plata is easy, coming from Sosua just take highway 5 and make a right turn to the malecon where highway 5 meets the Supreme Court office building, across Jumbo. Drive 500 meters down the street and there it is. If coming from Costambar or Cofresi it can be done the same way, or take a turn to the port street and enter from the other side where the big Puerto Plata landmark sign is.
GARMIN GPS: Latitude/Longitude 19.786785,-70.667393
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